Rooftop Garden Cooking Demonstrations at Markethouse

For the past few years Chicagoans have become more and more excited about locally sourced cuisine. You can’t get much more locally sourced than your own rooftop. Markethouse, located in the heart of Streeterville between the bustle of Michigan Avenue and the ever-popular Navy Pier, may seem like an unlikely location for home-grown vegetables, but their rooftop produces a bounty of ingredients for their ever-changing menu. This year they’ve got 15 varietites of heirloom tomatoes, candy stripe beets, cosmic purple carrots (pictured below), sweet Inca corn and the obligatory herbs, onions and peppers. They’ve even got berries to sweeten things up.

This Wednesday Chef Scott Walton is inviting a few foodies to join him in their garden for this month’s Heartland 101. He’ll be demonstrating five dishes themed around root vegetables, and each course is paired with beer or cocktails.

Tickets are $45 and reservations are required for this event. You can make them by calling 312-224-2200.

Cosmic Purple Carrots, photo courtesy of Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds

Photo courtesy of Hawthorn Farms Organic Seeds


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